Get MIME type from file extension using PHP

This tutorial will show you how we you can get MIME type of a file. Most of the times we need to validate or check MIME type of a file when we upload a file for various reasons like security or validity check.

In this tutorial I have defined an array which holds almost all kinds of MIME type of files. So whenever you require to get the MIME type of a particular file then you can easily retrieve the MIME type of that file from this array.
Prerequisites

PHP 5.4
MySQL 5.5
Apace http Server 2.4
Netbeans 7.4 (Optional)

Step 1. Creates a php projects using Netbeans or create a project directory under htdocs.

Step 2. Create a php file called config.php with the below source code in the project directory

Step 3. Create a mimes.php file with below source code in the project directory

Step 4. Usage of mimes array

That’s all. Thanks for reading.

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